Have we ever had Earworms on February 29 before? I doubt it. Anyway, none of the music today has anything to do with frogs, leaping or even February, but it’s a good selection all the same. I hope you enjoy listening, and please keep those worms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coral – Miss Fortune – CaroleBristol: I don’t really know anything about The Coral. I know they were active a few years ago but nothing I heard impressed me or stuck in my head. However, they are getting a lot of airplay on 6Music with this new song, which I think is a taster for a new album. I like its air of 1960s psychedelia and the backwards guitar break. The catchy chorus “Ooh, ooh, ooh, she’s a mover” helps too.
Esbjörn Svensson Trio: Seven Days of Falling (live) – abahachi: Given how experimental they were getting on the final album, Svensson’s accidental death remains a terrible loss for music. This is an earlier piece, when they really hit the balance between classic piano jazz and the driving, rock-like rhythms and distorted, bowed bass to create something very distinctive.
Susanne Sundfør – The Silicone Veil – severin: Title track of the album she released in 2012 before last year’s Ten Love Songs from which both barbryn and I picked Festive Spill tracks. I gather that she progressed slowly from a more acoustic singer-songwriter style to her current epic electro pop. By the time she recorded this one her music was more the latter and is IMHO quite beautiful. Mind you, I haven’t, yet, heard anything by her that I don’t love. We did mention that she’s Norwegian didn’t we?
Rayland Baxter – Yellow Eyes – glasshalfempty: Rayland Baxter is an alt-country muso from – where else – Nashville. “Alt-country?”, you wince, “I don’t do country”. Ah, but do you do ‘alt’? And pedal steel geetar? Go on, give it a go …
Carlene Davis – Everything I Own – goneforeign: Carlene Davis: One of Bob’s discoveries, she had quite a few hits in Jamaica, but sadly she found the Lord and quit singing this devil’s music, she turned to gospel.
Rura – Dark Reel – AliM: Another gem from Spotify, “Rura” are a talented Scottish folk band. This earwormy track is from their second album “Despite the Dark”. Those of you who don’t like bagpipes, look away now.
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